Islamic New Year Holiday | In recent events, residents were granted a six-day weekend to commemorate the Islamic festival Eid Al Adha. This significant holiday took place during Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic Hijri calendar.
Now, the arrival of the Hijri New Year is imminent, signaling the approach of another three-day weekend. According to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, the president of the Emirates Astronomy Society (ESA), it is highly likely that the new Hijri year (Muharram 1) will fall on Wednesday, July 19. However, based on the official holidays schedule released by the UAE government, the holiday to observe the new year has been set for Friday, July 21. As a result, a delightful three-day weekend awaits.